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LATEST LOCAL NEWS 

Boekvoorlesing by George Biblioteek

George biblioteek het Donderdag ‘n blinde skrywer, Gerhard Ferreira (70), die geleentheid gegee om sy boek, Ons moet spoeg om te sien hoekom ons nie kan sien nie, aan genooide gaste bekend te stel.


Brexit a hot topic for SA fruit exporters Fin24

Brexit is currently a hot topic and South African fruit exporters are watching closely … around Elgin, Grabouw and Ceres – and in the Langkloof in the Southern Cape. Tru-Cape is grower-owned, and profits are ploughed back to them.

Foreign national arrested for cold case murders Algoa FM (press release)

A marathon investigation that started in 2017 with the disappearance of a young Da Gamaskop teacher in the Garden Route, has lifted on several …

One of ANC’s ‘brightest, most dedicated activists’ dies after short illness Independent Online

Cape Town – One of Oudtshoorn’s greatest women activists, Carol Moses, passed away yesterday, the ANC announced. She died in a Cape Town …

Two nabbed with dagga worth R965k in Knysna Independent Online

Knysna – Two suspects, aged 35 and 42, have been arrested for being in possession of 18 bags of dagga valued at R965 000 in the southern Cape, …

Hawks probing Mossel Bay cash-in-transit heist Algoa FM (press release)

A task team from the Hawks has taken over the investigation into a cash-in-transit robbery in Mossel Bay on Monday. Police earlier reported that two …


LATEST LOCAL SPORTS NEWS

Knysna Bull | 20-23 Feb 2019

Racing kicks off with the Phantom Prologue on Wednesday evening. With times counting towards GC, the showdown for one hundred grand winner takes all starts here.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Saudi crown prince ‘has ordered the release of 2,100 Pakistani prisoners’ February 18, 2019

Mohammed bin Salman is reportedly trying to rebuild his reputation after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Seven MPs quit Labour Party over Brexit and anti-Semitism February 18, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn criticised for failing to push for a second referendum on EU exit and for hostility towards Jews in his party

Venezuela begins crucial week in humanitarian aid stand-off February 18, 2019

Bringing in humanitarian aid is crucial to Juan Guaido, who has given Nicolas Maduro’s government until Saturday to let the shipments into the country.

IS defends final pocket of dying ‘caliphate’ in Syria February 18, 2019

Diehard IS jihadists are trapped in their last patch of territory of less than half a square kilometre in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border.


NATIONAL NEWS

Eskom: ‘We’re now paying price for cutting back on maintenance’ February 18, 2019

The power utility has been criticised by unions and experts after the collapse of six generating units last week, which resulted in stage four load shedding.

Changes in ministers were meant to weaken Treasury – Lungisa Fuzile February 18, 2019

Former treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that changes in finance ministers in recent years were not meant to strengthen the National Treasury but to weaken it.

SAA calls on state for swift decision on future financial support February 19, 2019

The cash-strapped airline’s R3.5bn from banks will keep it afloat until June


BUSINESS NEWS

US and China seek deal to prevent trade-war escalation February 19, 2019

Trump indicated this week he was open to extending a trade truce beyond March 1 depending on progress in Beijing

MARKET WRAP: JSE closes above 55,000 points for the first time in three months February 18, 2019

Risk-on sentiment prevailed on Monday as US-China trade talks continue, with gold miners faring best in broad-based gains

EDITORIAL: Tito Mboweni’s budget unlikely to have any positive surprises

For someone who was apparently not keen on the job at all, finance minister Tito Mboweni will have a lot of weight resting on his shoulders on Wednesday.

Jacob Zuma’s proposed nuclear deal would have blown the budget, says Lungisa Fuzile February 18, 2019

The former Treasury director-general tells the state capture inquiry that buying extra power from Russia would have cost R1-trillion


SPORTS NEWS

Djokovic the big winner at Laureus awards February 18, 2019

Tennis star Novak Djokovic, gymnast Simone Biles, golfing legend Tiger Woods and the France football team were among the winners at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards.

WRAP: FA Cup – Round 5 February 18, 2019

A comprehensive wrap of all the kick-off times and results from the fifth round of the FA Cup.

‘Nothing personal’ in beating Bayern for Klopp February 18, 2019

Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to show they are Champions League contenders by beating Bayern Munich when the sides meet in the first leg of their last 16 tie.

In chaotic Proteas loss, Maharaj return to form key February 18, 2019

Keshav Maharaj’s return to form was one of the shining lights for the Proteas in their dramatic first Test loss to Sri Lanka.

Maties hold off Tuks to maintain unbeaten Varsity Cup record February 18, 2019

The Stellenbosch University outfit ran out deserved winners after scoring four tries to the three of the University of Pretoria.


PRESS RELEASES

Don’t Miss Groote Post’s February ‘Made with Love” Country Market on Sunday 24th February 2019

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the…

Madibaz coach seeks a winning habit

Madibaz rugby coach Jarryd Buys wants his team to create a winning habit when they begin their Varsity Shield campaign…

Xhosa theatre production for children at US Woordfees 2019

For the first time, an all Xhosa children’s theatre production at US Woordfees featuring the doyenne of SA storytelling, Sindiwe…


REGULAR COLUMNS & OPINION PIECES 

Check you have your original Title Deeds before 25 February 2019

Did you know that the process of obtaining original Title Deeds has changed? While this has probably remained below the…

Is the reaching of the retirement age a barrier to a reinstatement claim?

By Siphamandla Dube, Senior Associate, Fasken – Reinstatement is the primary remedy under the Labour Relations Act, 1995 and involves placing…

Motor body repairers call on industry to help grow emerging black-owned businesses

Brian Joss – With SME development being placed in the centre of government policy in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of…


Until next time…

Bruce

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